If I wasn’t being graded on this whole teaching prac thing, I’d be enjoying myself immensely.
But as I’m being graded, I’m a nervous wreck.
Mind you, my science supervisor has said that in order to fail at this point, I’d have to have a catastropic failure of safety in the lab or fail to get the students to pay attention. He said he’s down to picking on minute things I can improve on …. already. I’m taking this as a good sign, but trying to make sure my bases are covered.
As for maths though … I’ve got the support class. Its surprising just how much support they need. For example, I had a pictrue on the board (which they also had in front of them), pointed to the point that was highest on the page (we were looking at a line graph) and asked the girls to do the same. Quite a few of them had trouble locating the highest point.
I *think* I got through to them on Friday … but they’ll have forgotten this by the next time I see them.
I just hope I can reach them better this week.